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Be safe on campus and in Bath

Find out the latest information on Covid-19 and how to stay safe at the University. (Updated 17 January 2023)

Following the lifting of Covid legal restrictions in England by the UK Government, the health and safety of all members of our community remains of the utmost importance in the University’s operations. The information below outlines how we are currently operating; we will keep this under review in relation to public health advice. The UK Government has issued advice about how to live with Covid and other respiratory infections and what to do if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection including Covid-19.

We thank all members of our community for the consideration and kindness they continue to show each other in this extraordinary period we are navigating together.

Safe spaces to work and study

We will keep public health mitigations under review, but for the time being:

  • You are still advised to keep windows open for good ventilation wherever possible.
  • Hand sanitiser stations will remain in place.
  • Published office occupancy limits remain the same. These limits apply to those using the room all day, but these do not prevent visits, meetings or tutorials being held in office or similar spaces.

While we don't have social distancing restrictions in place across campus, please be respectful of each other’s personal space.

If you have any issues with the temperature or ventilation in rooms please contact the Campus Infrastructure Department (formerly known as Estates) for advice.

Face coverings

In England, face coverings are no longer required by law.

The government suggests that you can choose to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.

In a University setting, this may include the following situations:

  • When moving around in indoor public spaces, such as corridors
  • In study spaces and the Library
  • In retail and hospitality outlets, unless seated to eat/drink.

Public Health advice is that three ply face coverings are most effective. These need to be put on and taken off carefully, correctly worn and stored properly when not in use in order to be effective.

Hand hygiene and infection control

We ask that members of our community remember the basics of good infection control including covering your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze, putting used tissues in a bin and immediately washing your hands or using hand sanitiser. You can find good advice on the Germ Defence website.

One important way we can help protect ourselves and each other is to wash our hands thoroughly, for at least 20 seconds, every time you arrive at the University or get home, blow your nose, sneeze or cough, use the toilet, or eat or handle food.

Hand sanitiser is provided at building entrances and exits if you wish to use it.


Getting fully vaccinated gives you the best protection against coronavirus (Covid-19). The University encourages all members of our student and staff community to get vaccinated and boosted, in line with World Health Organisation and UK Government.

Detailed information about Covid-19 vaccinations can be found here.

Sources of support

There are a number of sources of support for members of our community. These can provide practical advice or support your wellbeing.

If you're a student, you can contact:

If you're a member of staff, you can: